Next edition: June 9, 2016
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Marguerite is a 58-year-old Cree woman who was born in the forest near Matagami. A Val-d’Or resident since 1990, she is much involved in the Friendship Centre’s activities. She is a member of the DO8DEI8IN Elders group; she regularly attends the Centre’s café-meetings, collective kitchens and special events. Marguerite is a family woman and incidentally, it is because of her children that she became sober. Since then, her family expanded and her grandchildren are very important for her. Although she does not see them as often as she would like to, when they come to see her, she takes the opportunity to share with them. She would like above all to see all her grandchildren speak their Cree language, make good decisions and choices in order to have a good life. The message she wishes to share with young people is “Pursue your education and do not quit, even when faced with important difficulties”.